Our old wiki, which used MediaWiki was really broken. We have spent a while exporting all the content from it, and importing it into a system that is managed by the MOO. This new system comes with a set of tools that allow admin and approved players to easily add & edit lore content from within the MOO. That lore content will then be available on the lore pages.
As part of this new system we are rolling out new content guidelines for the lore pages. These content guidelines basically mean that we are no longer going to have hyper specific content in the lore pages. So, no more page for 'Seven Ecks' or 'Gerik Phillips'. No more page that lists every single cyberware (and gets out of date and never gets updated). It's for evergreen style content that isn't going to need to be updated all the time. It's for well known world lore. Well known places. Well known events and corporations and factions.
We've gone through all the lore pages and:
- deleted ones that didn't fit out content guidelines
- updated all of the ones that remained
- fixed all broken links
- added some new pages
There is still a lot of work to do, and this is only the first step. Organizing a massive content writing effort isn't super easy, so it will take time. And you, if you desire, can help. If you're interested in helping write some lore content you can submit a service request and ask to be made a lore editor.
Player lore editors can submit content to be reviewed by the admin and then approved or disapproved. If approved it will be added to the site/replace existing content.
You can read more about this in 'help lore'.
As of right now, the trimmed down lore pages are live. There is an auto updating General Index that has a list of every lore page. As of right now there should be no dead links, as I've scanned for them, but it's possible I missed some.
Some of these pages are pretty sparse, and may remain that way, while others will be further fleshed out over time, and new pages will be added as makes sense. Again, this is just phase 1 of the effort.
We're open to feedback about the system and the type of content you'd like to see. Please keep in mind however, this is NOT a replacement for the Grid, or learning things ICly. It's for general knowledge stuff.
The Immy Holograms are NOT updated and are still using the old system. That's something we'll update soon enough.
Thanks to Johnny who coded the majority of this system.
(Edited by Slither at 4:25 pm on 1/15/2023)